Andhra Pradesh, India’s fifth largest state has made a very significant place for itself in the Indian Tourism Map. A large number of tourists visit this state being attracted by the large number of Tourist Attractions in Andhra Pradesh.
Located about 11 kilometers from Hyderabad, the Golconda Fort is one of the most magnificent forts of India. This ruined fortress has a glorious history which dates back to the 12th century.
A significant landmark in Hyderabad, the Charminar is a pride of the 400-year-old glorious city. This monument of Hyderabad has extreme historical and social significance. Literally meaning the four spires, Charminar is a four-storied structure with a mosque.
Located about 100 kilometers from Kurnool, the natural caves at Yaganti are popular tourist sites in Southern India. Yaganti, a well known pilgrim site offers beautiful scenery and extraordinary landscape.
Hyderabad is well known for the beautiful palaces and other marvelous monuments which reflect the golden era in history and showcase extraordinary craftsmanship. Purani Haveli is one such palace which displays immaculate artwork and talent.
Araku Valley lies close to the Orissa Border and the pleasant weather tempts tourists for a visit, especially during the summer. The natural beauty of the Araku Valley is beyond compare; it lies roughly at an altitude of 600-900 kilometers from the sea level and extends over an area of 36 kilometers.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is the world's largest film studio with a space about 2,000 acres. Ramoji Film City of Hyderabad is one of the chief tourist attractions of India and Asia. The film city was inaugurated in the year 1996. The film city is not only the place for the film sets, set construction, shooting stages and movie studio but is an ideal tourist destination too. Every year millions of tourists add revenue to the state by visiting the place.
The Rishikonda Beach is located at Vishakhapatnam (also known as Vizag). The Rishikonda Beach is an exclusive beach carpeted with golden yellow sand dunes and hemmed by the verdant coconut trees on either side. It merges with the sea in order to complete its destination and also allows the visitors full fledged entertainment.
The Warangal Fort is located at the top of a hill and is one of the most important sites in India. It is renowned for numerous temples and artifacts that are present here. The monuments and temples at Warangal are renowned for the elegant architectural structures. It displays the gorgeous Kakatiya architecture and they are mostly constructed by the Kakatiyan dynasty and display rare architectural skill and talent.
Located about 10 kilometers from Charminar, the well-known Paigah Tombs are popular tourist sites in Hyderabad. The tombs are unique in their design and architecture. The lattice work, arched alcoves and exquisite designs are fine examples of extraordinary architecture.
The Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad is one of the largest mosques in the world, noted for its capacity of over 10,000 worshippers. The construction of the mosque began in the year 1614 when Quli Qutub Shah ruled the state. But it was in 1687 when Aurangzeb annexed the Golconda kingdom and finished the construction of the Mecca Masjid which became one of the most popular and beautiful mosques of the world. This Masjid is also said to contain some sacred relics, one of which is the hair of Muhammed. The Mecca Masjid is listed as a heritage building in Hyderabad
Named after the ancient Sanskrit word, Belum, the Belum Caves is located at Kolimigundla Mandal of Kurnool district which is about 320 kilometers from Hyderabad.
Birla Planetarium and Science Museum in Hyderabad
A visit to Hyderabad is incomplete without a stopover at the Birla Planetarium and Science Museum in Hyderabad. Located at Naubat Pahad, the Birla Planetarium and Science Museum in Hyderabad was inaugurated on 8th September 1985 by N.T. Rama Rao. It is one of those rare entertainment spots that enlightens at the same time
Hussain Sagar Lake
The Hussain Sagar Lake was built in the 16th century to show appreciation Hussain Shah by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. This gesture helped Hussain Shah to recover from a long illness. This beautiful artificial lake links the two cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Some of the few cities which have still kept its cultural heritage well preserved is Hyderabad. A visit to this old city summons nostalgia among the old residents of the city. The buildings, monuments, the mosques and the temples all speak of the rich history that led to their existence. One of the biggest and the oldest Masjids in Hyderabad, the Jama Masjid is the ideal place to go, to explore Islam. It rises with its majestic white towers just a few meters above the Charminar. Jama Masjid is one of the most popular mosques in Hyderabad and is visited by a large number of Muslims every year. It is indeed one of the most attractive examples of Muslim architecture. The Jama Masjid is located only a few kilometers away from the Charminar in Hyderabad.
Borra Caves, Kirinrandal
About 90 kilometers from Visakhapatnam, the Borra Caves are the second largest natural caves in the Indian subcontinent. Stretching over the Eastern Ghats the caves occupy an area of 2 square kilometers.
Located at a height of 1400 feet, the Borra Caves are popular tourist sites in Andhra Pradesh. The history of the Borra Caves dates back to more than one million years.
The Borra Caves are limestone caves which were formed by the Gosthani River. The region was an area of limestone deposits. The limestone eroded by the river deposited in the region which after many years became the Borra Caves.